What is Mixed Cerebral Palsy?
Types of Cerebral Palsy
Categories that establish common features of different kinds of cerebral palsy are useful for many individuals who receive a diagnosis and for those who propose similar kinds of treatment based on past successes. However, the truth is that many children with this condition have what is called “mixed cerebral palsy”. Simply put, they live with a collection of symptoms that fall into different categories.
In short, how cerebral palsy presents itself within a child is as unique and individual as that child. According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, spastic–dyskinetic cerebral palsy is the most common form of mixed CP.
Assistance For Families Of Loved Ones With Mixed Cerebral Palsy
When your child is diagnosed with mixed cerebral palsy, accessing the full range of information about treatment, medical care, and social and educational opportunities is important. With this knowledge, you can feel more equipped to make choices about your child’s upbringing and future life. It is an unfortunate truth, however, that what is best for a child is not always accessible to that child’s family. The constraints may be financial, or they may be the result of a lack of advocacy within the medical system.
Renaud Law Group retains close, longstanding ties to the cerebral palsy community. We are committed to helping families in Western Canada get the support they need to build a strong life for their loved ones. Many CP families have questions: How did my child end up with such distinct challenges? Could anything have been done? The experienced legal team can give you the answers you need if you suspect negligence.
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Don Renaud, Trial & Appellate Lawyer
Don’s sense of accomplishment is derived from verdicts and settlements which improve the lives of his clients. His extensive trial experience, network and training relieves pressure to settle if a more appropriate amount is obtainable through either jury trial or trial by judge alone.
Mark Barry, Trial & Appellate Lawyer
Mark’s experience as a litigator includes time as both a criminal defense lawyer as well as a federal prosecutor. His trial work has taken him around the province, and has involved cases in front of both judge alone and juries.
Maida Collins, Paralegal
Maida currently assists Don with serious ICBC claims and complex medical negligence files, including birth trauma and cerebral palsy cases. Among Maida’s responsibilities are case investigation, documentary disclosure, legal document preparation, legal research and analysis, trial preparation, and witness interviews.
Lisa Novak, Paralegal
Lisa is involved in the process from initial client consultation to follow-up with clients post-settlement or verdict. Her responsibilities include case investigation, documentary disclosure, legal document preparation, trial preparation, and witness interviews.